Parting With My Padding

12 Sep

I really love moulded and padded bras and they are pretty much all I wear, but I do realise that they are not for everyone and not available in everyone’s sizes. So with the aid of some slightly unflattering professional shots and a few home posed ones I will showcase my small foray into the non padded world…


This is the Curvy Kate Emily bra in aqua and ivory, which you can find at Brastop. I have been tempted to buy this bra so many times as I was very impressed by the shape and lift that the 36H bra gave me, but I know that I wear padded bras so little and that it would most likely go unworn and so I have had to stop myself! It is so delicate and pretty and comes in several gorgeous colourways, one of my favourite being the flame coloured bra, as modelled by the delicious Sophia Jenner. I found the bra to be true to my upper size, 36H, despite the fact that in Showgirl I am a 34J. The size 18 briefs were also spot on and all in all it is a flirty girly sexy set.

I also tried the Angel bra:

This was also a 36H and although I was not as impressed as I was with the Emily I found it to be a very comfy bra and one that gave a fantastic rounded shape.

Some non padded styles I have tried seem to struggle to contain my boobs and give me an ‘east and west’ puppy dog-eared shape, but I am very impressed by the way that Curvy Kate not only cater exclusively for D+ women, but also do it well and do a lot of research and trials. I was lucky enough to trial a 34J Tease Me and a Tempt Me at the photoshoot. The Tease Me was amazing and I do hope that Curvy Kate release bras in that size very soon, but the Tempt Me couldn’t quite contain my boobs and I could see that a lot had gone into making such large cupped bras and that Curvy Kate would not release anything that jeopardized giving women that gorgeous lifted look.

I did find that the size 18 Angel briefs were spot on, but unfortunately I wore a size 16 in the black set and as you can see my love handles came into their own!
Here is the behind the scenes video from the photoshoot – complete with Sophia and I having a bit of boobie poking fun!

One non padded bra that I will admit to wearing is my Freya Jolie bra.

Again, I am so impressed with the shape and uplift that this bra gives! The day that I bought this I must have tried on about 8 non padded Freya bras and I became increasingly disheartened until I popped this bubblegum pink creation on…and wow! The lift, separation, shape and, of course colour just blew me away! I bought it in a 34HH which I find to be my ‘Freya size’ and teamed it with a size 16 thong. Magical.
My final non padded offering is my 34HH/16 Bestform Rebecca bra.

When I first saw this bra all I could think of was ‘sports bra’! I seemed so dull and matronly. But then I put in on…and not only was the shape perfect, but the little details like the mesh and cute little buttons just gave it that feminine unique twist and I couldn’t believe that it was the same bra! The whole set is a perfect fit and so I would compare the sizing to Freya bras where the band seems to be a tad more generous.

I will try to review more non padded bras but I am wary of wearing them for a multitude of reasons, mainly the fact that a large and heavy chest often doesn’t fare well shape and support wise. However, these four bras have been spot on in every way and as they can all be found at bargainous prices at brastop I would recommend giving them a go if you haven’t already!

12 Responses to “Parting With My Padding”

  1. denocte September 12, 2011 at 12.53 #

    I envy you that the Angel bra fits!
    It just looks horrible on me.

    Keep on blogging, you’re really great. And cute πŸ˜‰

    greets from Austria,
    denocte

    • fullerfigurefullerbust September 13, 2011 at 12.53 #

      Thank you! Do you find any Curvy Kate bras suit you?x

      • denocte September 16, 2011 at 12.53 #

        Until now I didn’t find any CK bra, no 😦 But I think, the thrill me / tease me would fit in the right size. I didn’t have the opportunity to try them on yet, but I think they would fit.
        But the Angel is just so pretty 😦

      • fullerfigurefullerbust September 17, 2011 at 12.53 #

        Angel is stunning! Thrill and Tease are not for all, what about Tempt me or Elegance?x

  2. MariaH. September 14, 2011 at 12.53 #

    Comparing the CK Emily against the Panache Melody Balc. I think the CK Emily wins by a mile. πŸ™‚

  3. tongueincheck September 16, 2011 at 12.53 #

    I’m the opposite way, just venturing in the padded territory with my first Ewa Michalak. I was always concerned that padding might add bulk. Do you find that there is a difference between padded and non-padded in that respect?

    • fullerfigurefullerbust September 17, 2011 at 12.53 #

      I find that padding gives me a better shape, uplift, better cut under lower tops and dresses and hides my nipples!!!x

  4. Eileen K September 17, 2011 at 12.53 #

    I generally only wear padded bras (I think I look ‘pointy’ in cut-sew ones and find that a bit creepy) but my exception is the Emily, which suits me okay- I have a rather shallow profile for a 32FF. Do you think the Angel would work for shallow and far-apart-set breasts? The Jolie works okay, and I’m considering Lepel’s Fiore.

    I found your blog via brastop. There’s so much useful information here, I really appreciate it!

    • fullerfigurefullerbust September 17, 2011 at 12.53 #

      I think Angel and Jolie are quite similar so it may work for you but Emily has so many gorgeous colourways that sticking to that won’t be a bad thing!x

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